Wash. State Fair will be Rockin’ with Creedence Clearwater Revisited on Sept. 7
Tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.
Puyallup, WA – May 2, 2016 – Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook and Doug Clifford formed Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995. Their certified platinum album, Recollection is composed of live cover versions of of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, including “Proud Mary,” “Susie Q,” and “Born on the Bayou.”
Tickets for the Sept. 7 Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert go on sale on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. The show is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2016 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets are $30 general admission seating, and includes Fair gate admission. General admission seating includes the option to sit in the Grandstand seating area or standing room only on the infield dirt. Seating will be first come, first served. In the case of inclement weather, only the Grandstand section will be open. Tickets will be available on the Fair website, http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/creedence-clearwater-revisited or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited:
Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” may not have intended it, but their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited has taken on a startling life of its own. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums respectively) from the legendary group Creedence Clearwater Revival launched the Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform live Creedence Clearwater Revival hits - touchstones of a generation. Though the pair initially only planned to play private parties, Creedence Clearwater Revisited now performs up to 100 shows a year and released the album “Recollection.”
“We never really had any intention of playing for the public,” says Stu. “But a friend wanted to promote a couple of concerts. We got talked into it, but didn’t know how it would go over.”
Since then, the reaction to Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s concerts has been astounding, and driven in part by a generation of kids who, as Cosmo says, “weren’t even born when the music came out.” Likewise, the release of a double-live CD on Universal’s Hip-O Records label, which features passionate, authoritative version of 22 classic hits - was the result of public demand. “Itwas generated by requests of the people who came to the shows,” Stu acknowledges. “Over and over they would ask, ‘do you guys have a CD?’” Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s “Recollection” has proven so popular that in 2008 the RIAA certified it Platinum.
Having now toured North America, South America, Central America, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia, knocking out audiences with astounding concerts jam packed with songs that are still a staple of radio and movie soundtracks, Creedence Clearwater Revisited has come a long way. “In the beginning Cosmo and I decided that if we could find the musicians that could capture the sound and recreate what the music was about, we’d do it,” recalls Stu.
As fans who have experienced a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert can attest, Stu and Cosmo found the right players. Lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao, a powerful tenor with the energy to power songs, initially rose to prominence as lead singer for the band People when their hit “I Love You” bulleted into the top ten. The newest touring member of Creedence Clearwater Revisited is lead guitarist Kurt Griffey. As a guitarist, song writer, producer and performer, Griffey has recorded and toured with musicians including members of the Eagles, Foreigner, the Moody Blues, Wings, Lynyrd Skynryd, Santana, and Journey. Talented multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner rounds out the group. As Cosmo puts it, “Gun provides live all the overdubs that were on the records. He plays keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica and sings the high harmonies.”
Stu and Cosmo and their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited add a new chapter to their legacy with vibrant and exhilarating energy and pure American spirit. As the Hollywood Reporter’s music critic John Lappen wrote about a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert in Los Angeles, “Their set was an amazing list of hit after hit that was done serious justice by the players involved. If anyone in the cheering crowd was disappointed [anyone] wasn’t there, they hid it well behind their big smiles and whoops of joy at hearing live some of the best American rock ever written and recorded.” “People don’t want to be involved in an endless debate,” Cosmo sums up. “They want to hear the music.” And Creedence Clearwater Revisited always delivers. For more information, visit: www.creedence-revisited.com .
The concert is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2016 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets will also go on sale for other artists in the coming months. Visit www.thefair.com to see the updated lineup, or sign up online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities BEFORE concert tickets go on sale to the public. The concerts to date are:'
|Sept. 4 (Su)||Tim McGraw
|7:30 p.m.||$350 VIP package, $250 VIP package, $95, $85|
|Sept. 5 (M)||
End of Summer Bash featuring A1A - The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show
|5:00 p.m.||Free with Fair gate admission|
|Sept. 7 (W)||Creedance Clearwater Revisited
|7:30 p.m.||$30 General Admission|
|Sept. 9 (F)||Rodeo Playoffs - Friday Matinee||1:00 p.m.||$18 / $5*|
|Sept. 9 (F)||
Rodeo Playoffs with Thompson Square concert - Friday Evening
$40-Golden Saddle, $30
|Sept. 10 (Sa)||Rodeo Playoffs - Saturday Matinee||1:00 p.m.||$30 - Golden Saddle, $25|
|Sept. 10 (Sa)||
Rodeo Playoffs with Chris Janson concert - Saturday Evening
$40-Golden Saddle, $30
|Sept. 11 (Su)||Rodeo - Puyallup Finals||1:00 p.m.||$35-Golden Circle, $36, $26|
|Sept. 12 (M)||for King & Country and Matt Maher
|7:30 p.m.||$46-Golden Circle, $36, $26|
|Sept. 16 (F)||Charlie Wilson with special guest Joe
|7:30 p.m.||65-Golden Circle, $55, $45|
|Sept. 17 (Sa)||Alan Jackson's KEEPIN' IT COUNTRY Tour
|7:30 p.m.||$85-Golden Circle, $65, $50|
|Sept. 18 (Su)||Fiestas Patrias featuring Voz de Mando Proyecto X and Mariachi Divas
|5:00 p.m.||Advance General Admission: Adults $20
Kids 12 years & under $10
|Sept. 19 (M)||
Chris Young with special guest Cassadee Pope
|7:30 p.m.||$60-Golden Circle, $50, $40|
|Sept. 22 (Th)||Dierks Bentley
$100-Golden Circle, $80, $65
|Sept. 23 (F)||Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy||7:30 p.m.||$80-Golden Circle, $70, $55|
|Sept. 25 (Su)||Train, with special guests MAGIC!
$75-Golden Circle, $65, $50
* Friday 1 p.m. rodeo does not include Fair gate admission. Gates are open free from 10 a.m.-noon.
The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 21-day event that kicks off the Friday of Labor Day weekend. For more info about the Sept. 2-25, 2016 Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays), visit www.thefair.com.
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